Monday, January 17, 2022

Firing at eatery: Truck driver succumbs to injury, paramour of accused dies of ‘shock’

The post-mortem will be carried out by a board of doctors on Wednesday and it will be videotaped.

By: Express News Service | Chandigarh |
April 22, 2015 3:28:12 am
firing, firing at eatery, death, accident, chandigarh police, BDC, chandigarh news, city news, local news, chandigarh newsline While investigating the case, the police had found numbers of two women who were in contact with Manoj while he was on the run.

Sunday night’s shooting at a Sector 26 wayside eatery led to two deaths, one directly and the other indirectly, on Tuesday.

While truck driver Hambir, who was shot in the head, died in the PGI, a paramour of the accused, who was reportedly helping the police to trace him, died at the Bapu Dham Colony police post, apparently from shock on getting to know that the man was divorced twice and was also in a relationship with another woman.

However, the police managed to catch accused Manoj, a driver with the Punjab Forest Department, who had shot Hambir merely because a waiter served Hambir, but ignored him. Manoj was arrested from Himachal Pradesh.

[related-post]

While investigating the case, the police had found numbers of two women who were in contact with Manoj while he was on the run. The police had summoned them to help in the investigation.

One of them, a resident of Fazilka, reached the BDC police post on Tuesday morning. “She was accompanied by her brother who told the police that she had planned to marry Manoj and the family was supporting her in the decision,” said Assistant Superintendent of Police (East) Guriqbal Singh Sidhu.

“The woman did not know that Manoj was divorced twice and was in a relationship with another woman who was also sitting in the police post at that time,” said the ASP.

The woman got disturbed on knowing the past of the accused, said the ASP. Around 2 pm, the woman’s brother stepped out of the police post to make some calls and the woman asked for the washroom. A woman constable accompanied her to the washroom where she collapsed. She was taken to the Government Multi-Specialty Hospital, Sector 16, where she was declared dead on arrival.

Sub-Divisional Magistrate (East) Danish Ashraf was informed who carried out the inquest proceedings.

SSP Sukhchain Singh Gill said that prima facie, it looked liked a natural death due to an anxiety attack. “However, we cannot comment until the post-mortem report is available,” he added.

The post-mortem will be carried out by a board of doctors on Wednesday and it will be videotaped.

Start your day the best way
with the Express Morning Briefing

📣 The Indian Express is now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines

For all the latest Chandigarh News, download Indian Express App.

  • Newsguard
  • The Indian Express website has been rated GREEN for its credibility and trustworthiness by Newsguard, a global service that rates news sources for their journalistic standards.
  • Newsguard
Advertisement
Advertisement
Advertisement
X